Creating The Ultimate Summer Camp Care Package

Going away to summer camp can create fun memories that will last a lifetime for your child. Here are some ideas for care packages and other things you can do to make it even more memorable.

Wait A Minute, Mister Postman

In a day and age when instant messaging abounds and cell phones are everywhere nothing stands out like a written letter. Here are some ways you can use them to make memories for your child.

First, find out how long it takes a letter to arrive at the camp they’ll be attending so you can plan ahead and then consider writing a few short notes of encouragement that are timed to arrived throughout their stay at camp. As an alternative, you can pack them in your child’s gear or send them with a leader along dates and instructions written on the envelopes for when they should be delivered or opened.

In the notes, you write be sure not to dwell on how much you miss them but instead write about how much fun they must be having. Talk about your anticipation of hearing their stories when they return.

Also, let hem know what you are up to and how their siblings or pets are doing while they’re away. You can even include pictures. If your child was reluctant to go or was homesick the last time they went, you might even include an inspirational quote or verse about overcoming fear and praise them for their courage.

You can even have friends or other family members write to them. Since writing letters is becoming less and less common your kids will really enjoy the special treat of receiving mail.

Care Packages That Will Make An Impression

Another way to ease the suffering of a young camper itchy with mosquito bites and worn out from tug-o-war and water balloon fights is to send them a little pick me up in the form of a creatively assembled care package.

But be careful! Kids know that when Mom sends it their likely to pull out something embarrassing, So while bug spray and an extra pair of clean socks may be useful to really make an impression consider adding some extras.

Home for the Holidays candle fundraiser

If you are looking for a holiday season fundraiser, our Home for the Holidays Candle Fundraiser is it.  With their cheery labels and seasonal scents, these candles make a fantastic gift. There’s no upfront cost, so this fundraiser works for any type of group.  We provide everything you need to get started and there’s no obligation.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $10 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
Yummy Hearts Lollipops

Our Yummy Heart Lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they are also appropriate any time you want to show your supporters love. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each Yummy Heart Fundraising Lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 Yummy Heart Lollipops.

What You Should Know

Yummy Heart Lollipops are the same as all of our other lollipop fundraisers. You will make the same profit no matter how many cases of lollipops you purchase or sell. Sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will always double your investment. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Church scratch cards

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch-off cards may be just what you are looking for. Our faith-based/ church scratch cards fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and youth groups.  They provide a simple way for people to donate a little or a lot.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.
As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Lip Shaped Lollipops

Nothing is sweeter than hugs and kisses. Except when they are formed into a lollipop!  Lip Shaped Lollipops make it easy for supporters to share the love of your cause. The fun shape and yummy flavors will bring in a bushel, and a peck, of profits. There is only a 1 case minimum and you will make a 50% profit on every lollipop you sell.

What You Should Know

Yummy Lips, Lip Shaped Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Meaning, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money in a very earth-friendly fashion. We offer a wonderful selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round, this fundraiser has high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

A Bag Garden Fundraiser is like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit, or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling bag gardens as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bag garden orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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Having a hard time coming up with a fundraising idea? Depending on what type of group you have, a babysitting fundraiser may be perfect for you. Think about it. Parents of little children pay to have their children watched already. If you could provide a babysitting service, they would be happy to pay your group. Read More »

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Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

You may never give your next meal a second thought. But that is not true for many senior citizens. One of the most rewarding things you can do with your group is to hold a Meals on Wheels fundraiser. According to their website, “Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than Read More »

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If your homeschool is in need of a financial boost, it’s likely that you are looking for a solution that can help get you back on the right track again. Running a homeschool is a strain on any family, but having to shoulder the responsibility for money issues is an added burden you’ll want to Read More »

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The idea of running homeschool fundraisers can be daunting if you’ve never had to do it before. Sure, you were involved in fundraisers when you were in school yourself, but that was years ago, and you weren’t the one who had to organize everything! So if you’re scared that homeschool fundraisers will get the best of you, Read More »

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Homeschooling is on the rise and is becoming more and more popular every day. A lot of parents who want to homeschool do not want to let something like money stand in the way of providing their children with this type of education, and that is understandable, but the fact remains that homeschooling can get Read More »

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YMCA fundraising is both a joy and a struggle. On the one hand, it’s no trouble at all to make people understand the benefits of having the YMCA center in the community. People know the YMCA, the know what the YMCA does, and it’s an organization they feel they can put their trust in. On the Read More »

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The YMCA has a lot of responsibilities as an organization dedicated to helping people. The policy of the YMCA is that they never turn away anyone, regardless of ability to pay, and this generosity and commitment to helping has a lot of financial responsibilities associated with it. YMCA chapters do rely a lot on fundraisers to help Read More »

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military fundraiser

To keep your military fund going, consider selling one of the most popular fundraising products, dinner and movie discount cards! This fundraiser is a way to help those who serve and their families while helping your supporters save money. To raise money for your military fundraiser, you sell cards for $10 each. The card itself Read More »

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Fundraising is a seasonal process. There are several programs that are only offered during certain seasons, and others that work best during particular times of the year. When you are ready to start doing a military fundraiser, it is important to know the best timing, in order to make the most of your fundraising efforts. Read More »

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If you are thinking of starting a military fundraiser, a direct-sale fundraising program might be the best option. With people constantly moving to and from the base, it is hard to know if a family will be there from one week to the next. Pre-sell fundraisers would require you to wait until the products arrived Read More »

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